oa Professional Nursing Today - Surgical site infections - a current consensus risk prevention strategies : (part 2) : wound care
|Article Title||Surgical site infections - a current consensus risk prevention strategies : (part 2) : wound care|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Professional Nursing Today|
|Author||M. De Lange|
|Publication Date||Sep 2007|
|Pages||43 - 46|
The term risk factor has a particular meaning in epidemiology and, in the context of SSI patho-physiology and prevention, strictly refers to a variable that has a significant, independent association with the development of SSI after a specific operation. Risk factors are identified by multivariate analyses in epidemiologic studies.
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